. There is an important question about the possibility of cholecystitis accompanied with irritable bowel syndrome
In the daily practice during patient consultation and examination, experiencing overlap of symptoms between more than one disease, makes the diagnosis more difficult. So the important question about the possibility of cholecystitis accompanied with irritable bowel syndrome is the issue we will review in this publication.
Several studies have shown that there is an association between cholecystitis and irritable bowel syndrome due to the matching of some of the symptoms between the two diseases. Several studies have also shown that the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome have been linked to the diagnosis of cholecystitis in some patients. In this case, the doctor relies on his skill in differentiating between the two diseases through careful examination, patient observation and taking a thorough medical history. The indicated investigations such as ultrasound in case of cholecystitis, and colonoscopy in case of irritable bowl syndrome comes as important diagnostic tools to reach to a suitable plan of treatment.
The most suitable treatment for calcular cholecystitis is surgical removal of the gallbladder. For irritable bowel syndrome, treatment depends on more than one axis and the most important is the modification of the lifestyle regarding organic nutrition, physical exercise, weight reduction if the patient is overweight and avoiding the habits that precipitates the disease in addition to receiving the necessary medications under periodic medical supervision